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over command in afghanistan to marine lieutenant john allen. after 3 years in the military, general petraeus is retiring to take a civilian job as cia director. as for afghanistan, he warns of intense fighting the next 15 months before 33,000 us troops are scheduled to leave the country. >>> in other news of the world tonight from libya there was fierce fighting between rebels and moammar gaddafi forces near the eastern city of port brega. gaddafi forces have placed hundreds ever land mines along the route approaching the town. at least ten rebels were killed fighting today. since last thursday at least 100 have been wounded, many by those land mines. >>> from east africa, calls for help as the world health organization or who, says more than 10 million people are in desperate need of food assistance. who says a drought affecting ethiopia, somalia and kenya is the worst drought to ravage the area in 60 years and a thousand people aday are streaming into refugee camps. save the children says in the effected area in kenna, a quarter of the children are dangerly malnourishished. >>> fr
and the rock group train. >> the troops in its afghanistan war zone tried to celebrate today as best they could. marines cooked up steaks and hot dogs, there was even some independence day cake. they said they tried to reflect on the meaning of this day. >> i have had quite a few days away from home, from the states and it really makes you appreciate the things we enjoy as americans and happy to celebrate but it's a day like any other. work still needs to be done. >> one lance corporal said the food was great and it reminded him of being back home eating hot dogs by the lake. >> for many of us it means fireworks, parades, barbecue and the day off from work. rita williams says how it's also a remind eve of what it means to be an american. >> reporter: there was plenty of patriotism today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: faces of some of the people out of 7 billion in the world who call the united states home. >> we are probably the most fortunate on this planet. >> just great to be an american. you can do whatever you want hard work and effort you can achieve whatever you want. >> rep
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